So, it was time to upgrade my phone. I went to AT&T this week fully intending to buy an LG G5. I had it out of the box, was playing with it, and liked it. There were a few things that I didn't like, though. The power button on the back and the fact that you couldn't turn the shutter sound off on the camera. I decided to look at the Samsung. Now, I'm not a big fan of Samsung phone, but I went over and looked at them. The new Galaxy S7 was about he size of my current phone. It wasn't too big as I was thinking it would be. It looked and felt pretty sturdy. I decided on it.
I'm pretty happy with it. It came with a fast charging cable and it works! It also came with headphones. I was able to pick up a case for it in Target right after buying it, so it's protected. It's a pretty nice phone. I will have to get used to the go back button being on the 'wrong' side, but after a few weeks, I'll have forgotten it was any other way. The only thing I wish I could change about it is that it's got Samsung emojis. I wish there was a way to change to Android emojis. I know you can if you root it, but I don't want to root it until it's out of warranty.
Some texting apps like you choose which emojis you use. I wish the phone did too! I've had it for several days now and I'm really liking it. The battery life is better than my Motorola X's was. I used it yesterday's walk and it only went down a little more than half. That was with three fitness apps running and Pokemon Go. Sometimes my Moto would be about 23% when I got home!
All in all, it's a good phone and I think I'll enjoy it. It has Marshmallow on it, so that was pretty cool, too. My Moto still had Lollipop.